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Injectable formulations of long acting antipsychotic are a valuable treatment option for patients with psychotic disorders. Schizoaffective Disorder (SAD) is a complex disease; the optimal treatment is not well established yet.
Answer the question about the effectiveness offered by intramuscular Paliperidone Palmitate in SAD versus other injectable antipsychotics. Keywords: schizoaffective disorder; paliperidone palmitate injection.
A case report of a 35-year-old male diagnosed with Schizoaffective Disorder six years ago and with personal history of multiple manic decompensation after treatment discontinuation. Throughout his life he has been treated with intramuscular Risperidone 87.5 mg (50 + 37.5) every 14 days, Olanzapine flas 20 mg/day, Risperidone flas 3 mg, Amisulpride 600 mg/day, Valproic acid 1500 mg/day Clonazepam 2 mg/day and Lormetazepam 1 mg. In the last admission one year ago, he started treatment with intramuscular paliperidone palmitate up to 200 mg a month. Currently he receives a monthly dose of 100 mg and concomitant lithium 800 mg/day.
The use of intramuscular paliperidone palmitate in SAD and its effectiveness against other injectable antipsychotic is discussed.
The use of intramuscular paliperidone palmitate appears to constitute an employment opportunity in the treatment of intramuscular maintenance in SAD. It could be effective in stabilizing episodes of acute exacerbation and remissions of psychotic, manic and depressive symptoms.
The authors have not supplied their declaration of competing interest.